TechEd 2013 North America will take place June 3-6 in New Orleans. TechEd is Microsoft’s premiere conference for IT Professionals and Enterprise Developers, offering the most comprehensive technical education across Microsoft's products, solutions, tools, and services.
I have had the privilege to speak at TechEd the last couple of years and this year I was also able to get a session
One of the key scenarios that you can leverage the cloud for is backup and that is what we are going to take a look in this post. Backup is something that should be doing everyday in your datacenter. Regardless of the size of your datacenter, you backup your data. You can backup your data to a variety of locations and media. Are you prepared if you lose your backup volumes or misplace the tape or if disaster strikes?
You can now include the cloud into your thought process as a storage destination for your data. It is secure and easy scenario to dip your toe into using the cloud. The cloud backups instantly provide you a disaster recovery environment and a great place to store your data. These tools provide you automated backups that are offsite.
Being able to protect your Private cloud is one of the more important things you can do. With so many moving parts how do you approach this. If you are leveraging System Center 2012 for the many other components of your infrastructure, than I would highly recommend you look at Data Protection Manager (DPM)for two reasons.
While DPM can protect a variety of workloads from SQL, SharePoint, Exchange bulk of your of the workloads in your cloud is going to virtualized. DPM is fantastic at protecting your Hyper-V hosts and their virtual guests that are running on them. Today’s post will focus on the protecting your virtual infrastructure.
In Part 3 of the Windows Azure IaaS series I discuss with Keith Mayer common scenarios in which IT Pros may use Windows Azure as a hybrid solution between their on-premise and cloud service needs. Tune in as we discuss disaster recovery and storage as well as how to migrate your SharePoint environment to a VM running on Azure.
Here is part 2 of the Windows Azure IaaS series and in this episode I take a look at the top Windows Azure Virtual Machines FAQs and common gotchas with Hari Dogiparthi
I kick off a 8 part Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) series and in today’s episode he welcomes Chief Technical Evangelist for the Cloud, Brian Prince to the show as they give us an overview of Microsoft’s IaaS platform, aka Windows Azure Virtual Machines. Tune in as
When you start to think of building a private cloud into your datacenters, you might naturally think you need run out and buy a SAN. While you still may want to go buy a SAN, with Windows Server 2012 you do not necessarily need to. In Windows Server 2012 there has been a tremendous amount of improvement done to the storage capabilities. Specifically you now can have continuously available file shares on your cluster servers. This is mainly due to the new SMB 3.0 protocol built-in to the server, it really has made storage a first class citizen in Windows Server 2012. So for todays post I am going to take a look at how to build a Windows Server 2012 storage environment using Storage Pools and inexpensive Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) disks to provide the necessary storage backend for your private cloud infrastructure.
When you are working with Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V you will want to keep an eye on your servers to make sure they are running properly and they are maintained. In this post I am going to show some of the things that are built-in the server, specifically with PowerShell. More importantly you are going to learn about what are some of the capabilities with when you introduce System Center 2012 into the mix as well.
One of the features in Windows Server 2012 that got greatly enhanced is the Failover Clustering. See the bottom of this post for a list of all the new and improved features. In today’s part we are going to take a look at how Hyper-V takes advantages of some of these enhancements and how you can use Failover Clustering and Hyper-V to truly beef up your virtualization environment. With Hyper-V there are two ways you can cluster your environment. You can cluster the Hyper-v hosts systems or you can cluster the hyper-v guest systems. Specifically in today’s post we are going to look at Hyper-V hosts and how they can be clustered.